Hana Chamoun, born in London to an American-Palestinian Mother and Lebanese Father, is an Actress based in New York. She grew up in Beirut, Lebanon where she got her BA in Communication Arts and Psychology from the Lebanese American University and soon after moved to New York to pursue an acting degree at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. 


Hana discovered her passion for acting on the set of her father's film, In The Shadows of the City (2000), where she made her feature film debut at the age of 5. Growing up in the shadow of filmmakers as parents, Hana knew at an early age that this was the world she belonged to. She spent her school and college years acting in theater productions and short films, developing her love for the craft. At age 21, she had her second major film role in her Mother's feature film, 3000 Nights (2015), where she worked closely as advisor to the director throughout the process of the film's creation. 

Since moving to New York, Hana has appeared in works performed on Off-Broadway stages including the New York Theater Workshop and The Atlantic Theater. She starred in the acclaimed short film Salam (2018), premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and has leading roles in the Netflix Original show JINN (2018) and the TV show Medinah (2017). 

Directing is Hana's second love. She has directed a number of short films and a play, Baggage (2015), performed on the renowned Babel Theater stage in Beirut. Her special interest in Drama Therapy, especially for children, has led her to spend many months teaching and volunteering in refugee camps in Lebanon and Palestine.

 

©2018 by Hana Chamoun.